Must-Know Hard Work Vs Talent Statistics [Current Data]

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"66% of people believe that hard work can surpass natural talent."

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"Only 26% people think that talent alone can lead to success without hard work."

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"65% of Americans believe effort plays a bigger role in their lives compared to the 35% who believes it is due to talent."

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"91% of employers prefer to promote employees who demonstrate hard work over those who demonstrate talent."

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"Only 27% of people feel they are getting to use their natural talents most effectively at work."

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"According to a Stanford researcher, students who credited “effort” for their success performed better than those who credited “talent.”"

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"Around 37% of college graduates say their knowledge and skills are underutilized in their current jobs."

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"In sports, 86% of Team USA Olympic and Paralympic athletes believe that hard work is more important than talent."

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"In a survey of 1,000 adults, 96% said that hard work is very and most important compared to 61% who said talent."

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"94% of people believe that the ability to work hard is the most important leadership attribute, surpassing talent."

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"In a recent survey, 86% of people said they’d rather hire someone with a strong work ethic even if they lack talent or experience."

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"Approximately 75% of business executives believe that a strong work ethic is more important than personal talent for success."

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